miRNome microRNA Profilers QuantiMir™

miRNome microRNA Profilers
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miRNome microRNA Profilers
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Introduction and Background
A. Overview
B. miRNome microRNA qPCR profiler workflow
C. How QuantiMir cDNA synthesis works
II. Protocol
QuantiMir RT reaction set up
Real-time qPCR Reaction setup
How the microRNA specific primers are designed
miRNome microRNA Array arrangements
List of Components
Additional Required Materials
III. Quality Control and Sample Data
A. miRNome Array Primer Validation Tests
& Endogenous Controls
B. Sensitivity Tests
C. Specificity Tests
D. Sample Data
IV. Troubleshooting
V. General References
VI. MicroRNA and Cancer References
VII. Related products
VIII. Technical Support
IX. Licensing and Warranty Statement
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I. Introduction and Background
A. Overview
This manual provides details and information necessary to use the QuantiMir RT Kit to tag and convert small
non-coding RNAs into detectable and quantifiable cDNAs. The system allows for the ability to quantitate fold
differences of microRNAs between 20 separate experimental RNA samples. The array plate also includesthree
endogenous RNA assays as normalization signals. To ensure optimal results, please read the entire manual
before using the reagents and material supplied with this kit.
These MicroRNA qPCR Array Panels come with all the reagents necessary to tag and convert small RNAs from
20 different total RNA samples into quantifiable cDNA using the sensitive QuantiMir™ technology. The kits
include assays in pre-formatted plates for either all human (cat# RA660A-1) or all mouse (cat# RA670A-1)
individual microRNAs with three endogenous reference RNA controls on each plate. All microRNA assays based
on the Sanger miRBase microRNA database registered entries.
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B. miRNome microRNA qPCR profiler workflow
miRNome microRNA Profiler
What this Profiling Array
Kit does:
The miRNome microRNA Profilers
enable the quantitation of all
registered microRNAs along with 3
endogenous RNA controls for
1. QuantiMir cDNA technology tags
and converts all small RNAs into
cDNAs, ready to use as template for
real-time qPCR.
2. Create mastermix with QuantiMir
cDNA, 3’ universal reverse primer
and 2X SYBR Green, pipet into qPCR
optimcal 384-well plate.
3. Pipet 1 µl of each of the
microRNA assays from the
miRNome assay stock plate into
each well separately.
4. Perform Real-time qPCR runs
using standard run conditions
(40 cycles, 60ºC anneal/extension)
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C. How QuantiMir cDNA synthesis works
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II. Protocol
A. QuantiMir RT reaction setup
(for 1 RNA sample to be assayed on multiple qPCR 384-well plate)
It is important to start with total RNA that includes
the small RNA fraction. RNA input can be as low
as 100 ng total. For optimum signals, perform the following.
Dilute your RNA to ~160 ng/μl
In a thin-walled PCR tube or
PCR-compatible plate well combine:
5 μl Total RNA (~ 800 ng)
2 μl 5X PolyA Buffer
+ 1 μl 25mM MnCl2
1.5 μl 5mM ATP
0.5 μl PolyA Polymerase
10 μl
PolyA Tail
Incubate for 30 min. at 37°C
Add: + 0.5 μl Oligo dT Adapter
Anneal Anchor
dT Adapter
Heat for 5 min. at 60°C
Let cool to room temp for 2 min.
4 μl 5X RT Buffer
2 μl dNTP mix
1.5 μl 0.1M DTT
1.5 μl Nuclease-free H2O
1 μl Reverse Transcriptase
20.5 μl Total in tube
Incubate for 60 min. at 42°C
Heat for 10 min. at 95°C
* The QuantiMir cDNAs can be stored at -20°C. For more sensitive applications, a single
phenol:chloroform extraction with ethanol precipitation can be performed on the cDNA to
remove proteins, unused dNTPs and primers, typically this is not necessary.
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B. Real-time qPCR Reaction Setup
1. Mastermix qPCR Reaction Set up for ONE
entire 384-well qPCR plate
To determine the expression profile for your miRNAs under study, mix the following for 1 entire 384 qPCR plate:
For 1 entire plate :
1150 μl 2X SYBR Green* qPCR Mastermix buffer
39 μl Universal Reverse Primer (10μM)
5 μl User-synthesized QuantiMir cDNA
1090 μl Nuclease-free water
2284 μl Total
Aliquot 5μl of Mastermix into every well in your 384-well qPCR Plate
* SBI has tested and recommends SYBR Green Master mix from three vendors:
1. Power SYBR Master Mix® (Cat numbers 4368577, 4367650, 4367659, 4368706, 4368702, 4368708, 4367660) from Applied Biosystems
2. SYBR GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix for ABI PRISM® instrument from Invitrogen (Cat numbers 11760-100, 11760-500, and 11760-02K)
3. RT² Real-Time™ SYBR Green / ROX PCR (Cat numbers PA-012 and PA-112) from SuperArray.
Resuspend the MicroRNA assay Primers with 20μl water in each well
before use. Spin briefly to collect contents at bottom of wells.
Then :
Load 1μl per well of each of the Primers from the Primer Stock plate
into your qPCR plate (well A1 into qPCR plate A1, etc.)
Once reagents are loaded into the wells, cover the plate with an optical adhesive cover and spin briefly in a centrifuge to bring
contents to bottom of wells. Place plate in the correct orientation (well A1, upper left) into the Real-time qPCR instrument and
perform analysis run.
* Use a Multichannel
pipette to load the
qPCR plate with
MasterMix and Primers:
Pour the Mastermix into
a reservoir trough and
use a 8 or 12 channel
pipette to load the entire
384-well qPCR plate with
the Mastermix. Then load
the primers from the
primer plate to the qPCR
plate using a separate
multichannel pipette.
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2. Real-time qPCR Instrument Parameters
Follow the guidelines as detailed for your specific Real-time instrumentation. The following parameters tested by SBI
were performed on an Applied Biosystems 7900HT Real-time PCR System but can also apply to any other 384-well
system. The details of the thermal cycling conditions used in testing at SBI are below. A screenshot from SBI’s
7900HT Real-time instrument setup is shown below also. Default conditions are used throughout.
Create a detector:
Instrument setup:
qPCR cycling and
data accumulation
Standard Protocol
1. 50°C 2 min.
2. 95°C 10 min.
3. 95°C 15 sec.
4. 60°C 1 min.
(40 cycles of Stage
3), data read at
60°C 1 min. Step.
An additional recommendation is to include a Dissociation Stage after the qPCR run to assess the Tm of the PCR amplicon to
verify the specificity of the amplification reaction. Refer to the User Manual for your specific instrument to conduct the melt analysis
and the data analyses of the amplification plots and Cycle Threshold (Ct) calculations. In general, Cycle thresholds should be set
within the exponential phase of the amplification plots with software automatic baseline settings.
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C. How the miRNA-specific primers are designed
for Detection and Quantitation in the Array
MicroRNAs typically range in size from 19 – 24 nt. We recommend using the exact sequence of the miRNA or
siRNA being studied when designing the forward primer. If the miRNA under study is known and documented,
using the miRBase database can be an easy starting point :
An example of the known and documented miRNA, Human miR-16, is shown below.
Simple: Directly use sequence
of mature miRNA as forward
primer in oligo design.
The mature miRNA sequence 5’ – uagcagcacguaaauauuggcg – 3’ can be simply converted to a DNA sequence
and used directly as the forward primer for end-point and qPCR analysis.
Forward primer for hsa-miR-16 (included in kit):
Tm= 58.9 °C, 45% GC and length =22 bases.
All of the Micro-RNA-specific primers for the HT 384 microRNA Profiler were designed in this fashion.
D. miRNome MicroRNA Profiler Array arrangement
The array plate contains assays for microRNAs and also includes three endogenous reference RNAs as
normalization signals. See accompanying data CD for access to these details.
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E. List of Components
Each miRNome microRNA Profiler Kit contains the following components with enough material to perform at
least 20 QuantiMir cDNA synthesis reactions and enough Primers in the microRNA assay array plate to perform
20 384-well qPCR plate sets as outlined in this manual:
Optimized for 6 μl qPCR reactions
5X PolyA polymerase Buffer
PolyA polymerase
25 mM MnCl2
5 mM ATP
3’ Oligo dT Adaptor
5X Reverse Transcriptase Buffer
Reverse Transcriptase
0.1 M Dithiothreitol (DTT)
dNTP Mix
3’ Universal Reverse PCR Primer
Each of microRNA assays + three controls
RNase-free Water
The kit is shipped on blue ice and should be stored at -20°C upon arrival. Properly stored kits are stable for 1
year from the date received. Resuspend each primer assay well with 20μl water before use.
F. Additional Required Materials
Nuclease-free water for qPCR reactions
Real-time qPCR Instrument
Instrument-specific optical qPCR plates
Thermocycler (with heated lid)
Thermocycler PCR tubes or plates for end-point reactions
PCR Mastermix, including Taq polymerase for PCR
3.0-3.5% Agarose Gel in Tris-Borate EDTA (TBE) or Tris-Acetate EDTA (TAE) Buffer
DNA Size Ladder with markers from 50 to 2,000 bp (Bio-Rad AmpliSize™ DNA Ladder; Cat. # 170-8200)
Recommended 2X SYBR Green qPCR Mastermixes
SBI has tested and recommends SYBR Green Master mix from three vendors: Power SYBR Master Mix® (Cat numbers
4368577, 4367650, 4367659, 4368706, 4368702, 4368708, 4367660) from Applied Biosystems; SYBR GreenER™ qPCR
SuperMix for ABI PRISM® instrument from Invitrogen (Cat numbers 11760-100, 11760-500, and 11760-02K); and RT²
Real-Time™ SYBR Green / ROX PCR (Cat numbers PA-012 and PA-112) from SuperArray.
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III. Quality Control and Sample Data
A. miRNome Array Primer Validation Tests &
endogenous Controls
● Real-time qPCR validation
The miRNome microRNA Profiler qPCR Array plates were tested using a 500 ng RNA sample converted to cDNA using the QuantiMir RT Kit. The resulting cDNA
was tested using about 1 ng cDNA per well. Shown above is the resulting Real-time amplification plot for the entire plate. The Cts ranged from 16.15 to 37.8 and the
Ct value for the Human U6 assay was 26.2 in this experiment.
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● Endogenous control assays
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Sensitivity Tests
The QuantiMir cDNAs were synthesized using decreasing amounts of total starting RNA input from a pool of
Human Brain, Heart, Kidney, Placenta and Testes RNAs. Real-time quantitative qPCR assays were performed
with Forward primers specific for Human miR-16.
Fig 4. Real-time qPCR data for Human miR-16.
Real-time qPCR amplification plots are shown in the upper inset. Cycle threshold (Ct) values were determined using the
software automatic baseline and Ct settings. The Bar graph depicts the relative %Signal per RNA input amount for the
microRNA. The graph below shows the linear regression analysis with a R value of 0.989 for miR-16.
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Specificity Tests
Fig 5. The QuantiMir cDNA sets were synthesized from 18
separate normal Human tissues and tested with 2 primers
specific for 2 known miRNA molecules: miR-1 (heart and
skeletal muscle-specific) and miR-122a (abundant in liver). The
corresponding expression bar graphs are shown in Fig. 5.
These two known miRNAs, miR-1 and mir-122a, have very
specific tissue expression patterns. Real-time qPCR data
confirmed that miR-1 is restricted to skeletal muscle and heart.
The sensitivity of the assays also reveals very low but
detectable signals in additional tissues. miR-122a is known to
be highly abundant in liver.
Tissue tested:
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Sample Data
1. Analysis of Tumor and Normal Tissue
MicroRNA expression levels using the
QuantiMir Kit and Real-time qPCR
The QuantiMir cDNAs were synthesized from both Normal and Tumor Breast, Lung, Ovary, Colon and Lymph
node RNAs. MicroRNA forward primers specific for miR-9-1, miR-155, miR-125, miR-145, miR-7, miR-17-3p,
miR-18a, miR-20a and miR-92 were using to detect the corresponding microRNA species in the tissues detailed
in the expression graph below (Fig. 6.). The signals were normalized to expression levels of the U6 snRNA
transcript. Fold increases and decreases in Normal vs. Tumor tissues are graphed below and are consistent
with published findings for the particular microRNA in the specific tumor type.
Fig. 6. Quantitative analysis of MicroRNA expression in tumor and
normal tissue samples. The Bar graph data are grouped by tissue type with
normal tissues in blue bars and tumor tissues in red bars. The specific
MicroRNAs being detected are listed below the bar graphs. The expression
levels are normalized to U6 snRNA transcript levels to control for RNA input.
The MicroRNA expression levels are depicted as ΔCt vales (Y axis). Real-time
assays were performed as described in Section II D of this manual. Fold
changes for these specific microRNAs and the particular tumor type are
documented in the literature and verified using the QuantiMir RT kit and the
selected miRNA primers from the Cancer Array shown above. See MicroRNA
and Cancer References in Section VI.
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IV. Troubleshooting
Too much background in qPCR
Possible Solution
Use much less cDNA in the SYBR
Green Mastermix.
No qPCR signals
Did you select SYBR Green as the
Detector’s Reporter Dye?
Did the controls work?
Use more cDNA in Mastermix.
Check Mastermix contents and try a
subset with the controls as a positive
Also try lowering the Annealing
Temperature to 50ºC.
How do I select the Threshold level Typically place the threshold setting in
for Ct analysis ?
the upper third of the exponential
phase of the amplification curve. Also
see the User Manual for your specific
instrument or phone their technical
support team for guidance.
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V. General References
Sonthelmer, E. J., Carthew, R. W. 2005. Silence from within: Endogenous siRNAs and miRNAs. Cell 122:9-12.
Zamore, P.D., Haley, B. 2005. Ribo-gnome: The big world of small RNAs. Science 309: 1519-1524.
Bartel, D. 2004. MicroRNAs: Genomics, Biogenesis, Mechanism, and Function. Cell 116: 281-297.
Kim, Narry V. 2005.Small RNAs: Classification, Biogenesis, and Function. Mol. Cells. 19:1-15.
Valencia-Sanchez, MA., Liu, J., Hannon, GJ., Parker, R., 2006. Control of translation and mRNA degradation by miRNAs
and siRNAs. Genes Dev 20: 515-525.
Lewis B.P, Burge C.B, Bartel, D.P. 2005. Conserved seed pairing, often flanked by adenosines, indicates that thousands of
human genes are microRNA targets. Cell 120: 15-20.
Xie X., Lu J., Kulbokas, E.J., Goulub, T.R., Mooth, V., Lindblad-Toh, K., Lander, E.S. and Kellis, M. Systematic discovery
of regulatory motifs in human promoters and 3’ UTRs by comparison of several mammals. Nature.434:338-45.
Lagos-Quintana, M., Rauhut, R., Lendeckel, W., Tuschl, T. 2001. Identification of Novel Coding for Small Expresses RNAs.
Science 294: 853-858.
Basyuk, E., Suavet, F., Doglio, A., Bordonne, R., Bertrand, E. 2003. Human let-7 stem-loop precursors harbor features of
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12. Ding, Y., Chan, C.Y., and Lawrence, C.E. (2005) RNA secondary structure prediction by centroids in a Boltzmann weighted
ensemble. RNA 11, 1157-1166.
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targets and gene nomenclature. Nucleic Acids Research 34: D140-D144.
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optimized isolation and labeling platform for accurate microRNA expression profiling. RNA 11:1461-1470.
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S.W., Hannon, G.J., Hammond, S.M. 2005. A microRNA polycistron as a potential human oncogene. Nature 435: 828-833.
16. Lai, E.C., Wiel, C., Rubin, G.M. 2004. Complementary miRNA pairs suggest a regulatory role for miRNA:miRNA duplexes.
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17. Ambros, V., Bartel, B., Bartel, D.P., Burge, C.B., Carrington, J.C., Chen, X., Dreyfuss, G., Eddy, S.R., Griffiths-Jones, S.,
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novel microRNAs. RNA 9: 180-186.
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VI. MicroRNA and Cancer References
● Breast Cancer:
MicroRNA gene expression deregulation in human breast cancer.
Cancer Res. 2005 Aug 15;65(16):7065-70.
Iorio MV, Ferracin M, Liu CG, Veronese A, Spizzo R, Sabbioni S, Magri E,
Pedriali M, Fabbri M, Campiglio M, Menard S, Palazzo JP, Rosenberg A, Musiani
P, Volinia S, Nenci I, Calin GA, Querzoli P, Negrini M, Croce CM.
MicroRNA expression profiles classify human cancers.
Nature. 2005 Jun 9;435(7043):745-6. Lu J, Getz G, Miska EA, Alvarez-Saavedra E, Lamb J, Peck D, Sweet-Cordero A, Ebert BL,
Mak RH, Ferrando AA, Downing JR, Jacks T, Horvitz HR, Golub TR.
● B-cell Leukemia:
MicroRNA profiling reveals distinct signatures in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemias.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Aug 10;101(32):11755-60. Epub 2004 Jul 29.
Calin GA, Liu CG, Sevignani C, Ferracin M, Felli N, Dumitru CD, Shimizu M, Cimmino A, Zupo S, Dono M, Dell'Aquila ML, Alder H,
Rassenti L, Kipps TJ, Bullrich F, Negrini M, Croce CM.
A MicroRNA signature associated with prognosis and progression in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
N Engl J Med. 2005 Oct 27;353(17):1793-801.
Calin GA, Ferracin M, Cimmino A, Di Leva G, Shimizu M, Wojcik SE, Iorio MV, Visone R, Sever NI, Fabbri M, Iuliano R, Palumbo T,
Pichiorri F, Roldo C, Garzon R, Sevignani C, Rassenti L, Alder H, Volinia S, Liu CG, Kipps TJ, Negrini M, Croce CM.
● Lung Cancer:
Unique microRNA molecular profiles in lung cancer diagnosis and prognosis.
Cancer Cell. 2006 Mar;9(3):189-98.
Yanaihara N, Caplen N, Bowman E, Seike M, Kumamoto K, Yi M, Stephens RM, Okamoto A, Yokota J, Tanaka T, Calin GA, Liu
CG, Croce CM, Harris CC.
A polycistronic microRNA cluster, miR-17-92, is overexpressed in human lung cancers and enhances cell proliferation.
Cancer Res. 2005 Nov 1;65(21):9628-32.
Hayashita Y, Osada H, Tatematsu Y, Yamada H, Yanagisawa K, Tomida S, Yatabe Y, Kawahara K, Sekido Y, Takahashi T.
MicroRNA and lung cancer.
N Engl J Med. 2005 Jun 9;352(23):2446-8.
Eder M, Scherr M.
● Pancreatic Cancer:
Expression profiling identifies microRNA signature in pancreatic cancer.
Int J Cancer. 2006 Dec 5; [Epub ahead of print]
Lee EJ, Gusev Y, Jiang J, Nuovo GJ, Lerner MR, Frankel WL, Morgan DL, Postier RG, Brackett DJ, Schmittgen TD.
● Solid Tumors:
A microRNA expression signature of human solid tumors defines cancer gene targets.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Feb 14;103(7):2257-61. Epub 2006 Feb 3.
Volinia S, Calin GA, Liu CG, Ambs S, Cimmino A, Petrocca F, Visone R, Iorio M, Roldo C, Ferracin M, Prueitt RL, Yanaihara N,
Lanza G, Scarpa A, Vecchione A, Negrini M, Harris CC, Croce CM.
● MicroRNA and Cancer Reviews/Other Publications:
Cancer genomics: small RNAs with big impacts.
Nature. 2005 Jun 9;435(7043):745-6.
Meltzer, PS.
MicroRNAs in Gene Regulation: When the Smallest Governs It All.
J Biomed Biotechnol. 2006;2006(4):69616.
Ouellet DL, Perron MP, Gobeil LA, Plante P, Provost P.
MicroRNAs as oncogenes.
Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2006 Feb;16(1):4-9. Epub 2005 Dec 19.
Hammond SM.
Oncomirs - microRNAs with a role in cancer.
Nat Rev Cancer. 2006 Apr;6(4):259-69.
Esquela-Kerscher A, Slack FJ.
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MicroRNAs as oncogenes and tumor suppressors.
Dev Biol. 2006 Aug 16; [Epub ahead of print]
Zhang B, Pan X, Cobb GP, Anderson TA.
MicroRNAs and the hallmarks of cancer.
Oncogene. 2006 Oct 9;25(46):6170-5.
Dalmay T, Edwards DR
MicroRNAs exhibit high frequency genomic alterations in human cancer.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 13;103(24):9136-41. Epub 2006 Jun 5.
Zhang L, Huang J, Yang N, Greshock J, Megraw MS, Giannakakis A, Liang S, Naylor TL, Barchetti A, Ward MR, Yao G, Medina A,
O'brien-Jenkins A, Katsaros D, Hatzigeorgiou A, Gimotty PA, Weber BL, Coukos G.
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VII. Related Products
QuantiMir RT Kit (Cat. #RA420A-1) Complete reagent kit to anchor-tag small RNAs and convert them to
quantifiable cDNA. Kit contains enough reagents for 20 RT reactions and can generate hundreds of qPCR
templates. A universal reverse adaptor primer (10 μM) and positive control primers for Human U6 snRNA (10
μM) and Human miR-16 (10 μM) are also included with the kit.
Lenti-miR microRNA precursor clone collection. Lentivector-based microRNA over exporession clones, also
available in pooled lentiviral library (cat# PMIRHxxxPA-1)
MicroRNA Discovery™ Kit (Cat. # RA410A-1)
Rapid identification of new MicroRNAs and MicroRNA-like molecules. Amplification and cloning can be
initiated in a single day (3 steps, 1 day.) The alternative method takes approximately 1 week (9 steps.)
Small RNA Amplification and Cloning Kit (Cat. # RA400A-1)
Simple amplification kit allows cDNA amplification for qRT-PCR and microarray studies from as little as 50 ng
of starting total RNA.
Full Spectrum™ Global mRNA Amplification Kit (Cat. # RA101A-1)
The Full Spectrum RNA Amplification Kit provides an inexpensive method to amplify reverse transcribed RNA
in a sequence independent, unbiased, and uniform manner with better representation of 5’ end of mRNA
sequences. This approach maintains the relative levels of each transcript in the starting mRNA samples—even
when using starting amounts of RNA as low as 5ng or when using heavily degraded RNA.
Full Spectrum™ MultiStart Primers for T7 IVT (Cat. # RA300A-2)
Extract more data from your RNA than currently available primers in nearly all commercially-available T7 IVT
kits using Full Spectrum™ technology. Just replace the existing T7 primer with the Full Spectrum™ primers.
Compatible with Affymetrix GeneChip® hybridization.
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